Learn the true meaning of relaxation on a houseboat cruising Kerala's backwaters, discover how fishermen's nets can be an attraction in their own right, drool over that extra helping of delicious South Indian cuisine
Compared to the North, southern India is a different place working on a different pace. But you don't need to devote a month to get here; this compact trip offers a healthy taste of Kerala's stunning tropical beauty. Luxuriate on the beach and watch the sunset, explore magnificent temples, and savour that last smidgen of flavour as you scrape your banana leaf plate clean. After a night aboard a houseboat in the tranquil backwaters, you may never want to leave.
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Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. This evening, enjoy a Kathakali show, which combines literature, music, painting, acting and dance.
Explore Kochi, including visits to the old quarter of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry, the Dutch Palace, St Francis Church (the oldest European church in India), Santa Cruz Basilica, the fishing market and famous Chinese fishing nets. Travel to Kumarakom with an option to rent a canoe and bird-watch on the lake.
Drive to the Kerala backwaters and board our houseboat. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the canals and lakes, observing local village life and bird-watching.
Lots of free time to explore the village and pristine beaches. Option to visit an Ayurveda spa.
Travel back to Kochi for our final evening.
Depart at any time.
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